Green green paddy field

Green green paddy field

Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm heading to Singapore for my birthday celebration next weekend!!

Ya, by default, actually hahaha. Coz it is actually my firm's trip and it so happen that we're heading there on my birthday. Well, time to change my blog's title. Anyway, I'm always wondering if it is 30 year old or 30 years old?? Grammatically challenged on this one.

Anyway anyway, we're gonna be staying in Hotel 81 in Geylang!! For the uninitiated (spelling check pls!), that is the red light district in Singapore and where the cheapest accomodation can be found. The type where you ask for their room rates they will tell you the hourly rates. We werent supposed to have any trip at all this year, so we're just thankful for anything.

The previous times my friends and i stayed in a hotel there, we heard a woman screaming and shrieking for a good (?) 10 mins or so. It was fake and very deliberate, if u ask me. Not that i'm any expert on that. hahaha..

And on another occasion, the hotel's alarm went off in the middle of the nite and an African man ran down the stairs in only his boxer and a briefcase. Turned out to be a faulty alarm and by the 3rd time or so, we just couldnt be bothered and continued sleeping. Ohh, i dont know what's in the briefcase, we wondered bout tat too. And i cant recall the color of his boxer too, in case u wanna ask. Anyway, very colorful area...wondering if some of my prim and proper colleagues can take all the excitement...

So, next weekend, off to Universal Studios Singapore.....yipppppeeee!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PD my home

Got a scare when i browsed the online news portal this morning. Headline screamed "Fire at Esso refinery in Port Dickson"!

I'm a Port Dickson born and bred girl, spent my 17 years there (14 now and counting in KL, yelch!). It's a seaside town (awarded city status in 2009, but town sounds cozier and duh, there's a "town" in hometown. Really, i pity city folks without a proper hometown to call a hometown!) facing the Straits of Malacca..

Yes, we got the sea and beaches, but we also have a heavy concentration of oil refineries and a power station. From young, we've heard of the concerns that if there ever shall be any accident in one of the refineries/power station, the whole of PD will be a goner. poof..

So, you can understand my concern when i see the headline..

PORT DICKSON: A section of the Esso refinery here was damaged in a fire early Thursday morning.
It is learnt that the blaze started just past midnight and was put out by fire fighters about five hours later. No casualties have been reported.
Firefighters from here, Malacca, Sepang and Seremban were rushed to the refinery, which was recently in the news after it was acquired by the
Philippines' San Miguel Corp. The team from the nearby Shell refinery also helped put out the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The refinery has been operating here since 1963 and handles some 90,000 barrels of oil per day.

And back in May, we made news again..

The Shell Refining Company Bhd said that the leak from about 35 barrels of residue fuel oil from its Port Dickson refinery into nearby monsoon drains over the weekend has been contained.
It said in a statement today that the fuel oil was found in monsoon drains along the stretch of Kampung Paya and Kampung Air Meleleh, adjacent to the refinery last Saturday.
“A round-the-clock clean-up operation commenced immediately and was completed late on Monday. The situation is now under control with all the fuel oil contained and recovered, and no impact expected on the surrounding areas.
Containment efforts ensured that the fuel was prevented from flowing into the Straits of Malacca,” the company said.
Shell Refining said upon discovering the leak, the refinery’s emergency response team together with Pimmag (Petroleum Industry Malaysia Mutual Aid Group) immediately commenced the clean-up involving 50 people.
Five booms were also installed to trap the sludge and excavators were deployed to clear the waterways.
Shell Refining said initial investigations by the refinery indicated that the source of the leak was from a line connected to the residue fuel oil storage tank.
The Department of Environment, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health and all other relevant authorities had also been informed.
Together with the authorities, the company said it was conducting a full investigation and would implement what it had learnt from the incident to prevent a recurrence.
- Bernama

Please, big oil corporations, you can share our land, do enjoy the beaches on ur free time too, while we thank you for the job opportunities and cheaper fuel price (1 sen!) BUT do take care of homes ya? Thxxx....

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hollywood shelf

okay, busybody Hollywood updates, all pics courtesy of yahoo, in case u think i'm so free to trawl through all Hollywood sites...

First up, Johnny boy here...i dono, he looks a bit different than normal, perhaps i've gotten too used to seeing him in Captain Sparrow's look.. Still, who can forget him in 21 Jump St right? Right???? Yes, i'm an 80s baby!

Second up- Bradley Coop looking a bit too orange here for my liking- but he speaks French!! There, proven that women will find just about any excuses to defend hot men... French hello! Oh Bradley, Oui to anything you want!!

Next! Hot man being taken off the shelf alert! Well, not that he was ever on MY shelf...

Ryan Gosling has been photographed hanging out in Disneyland with Eva mendes!! I've got nothing against Eva, except that she cant act (there: proven that women will always find faults with hot women) but Ryan in The Notebook- nuff said.

Another pic of this gorgeous couple---

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Kompiah is a traditional Foochow food/snack. Its made from flour and with stuffings inside, like meat, vege, etc.

My friend Annie who married a Foochow and migrated(!) to Sarawak East Malaysia bought me some from Sibu previously. Nice.

Then recently we had a sojourn to my brother in law's hometown of Sungai Pelek which is predominantly FooChow also and we bought some kompiah for teatime. But this type is totally different from the ones from EM. This is more like 'chan bao'- bread with stuffings. But still nice nevertheless (let's chant now "The more i eat, the fatter i become. The fatter i become, the more i eat").

I started eating in the car! This one had vegetable fillings- mucha nicear!

I don't know why this pic turned out looking grossy with a wormy lookalike in the middle, but that is actually a shred of radish!

Well, tat's all, ta! Sorry boring post!